Dr Caroline Hong


Dr Hong is an Asian born Chinese Australian with over 30 years of diverse background in dentistry, healthcare, government, community, associations and business.

Dr Hong started her career in Australian healthcare as a dental surgeon in 1983, served as CEO of peak associations for 15 years, and now runs her own Australia-Asia consulting business, CH Asia Australia and is the Chairman of China HR Australia. Dr Hong is Non Executive Director of Healthy North Coast, an Australian government Primary Health Network initiative, and is a company Director and Adviser for several Australian companies.

Her former roles were CEO of the Australian Dental Association NSW & ACT in 1997 (first woman and first Asian), CEO of the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine in 2001, and CEO of the SME (Small and Medium Enterprise) Association of Australia in 2011.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide. She holds post graduate qualifications, including the Graduate Diploma of Health Administration from the University of South Australia (Business), Masters of Health Administration) from the University of NSW (Medical) and Diploma in Company Directors from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Dr Hong is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International, Fellow of the Australasian Society of Association Executives and Associate Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management.

Dr Hong serves on numerous Not-For Profit community and professional organisations. She is Board Trustee for St Vincent’s Clinic Foundation since 2012, Ambassador for the St Vincent de Paul CEO Sleepout charity event for homeless services, where she participated for 8 consecutive years, Honorary Adviser of the Australian Malaysian Singaporean Association, Adviser of the Australia China Economics, Trade and Culture Association, Honorary Advisory Board member of the Ethnic Business Awards, and Ambassador for Business Events Sydney.

She was former board member of the North Sydney Community Service Ltd, former NSW Councillor of the Australasian College of Health Service Management, former Vice President of the Australian Society of Association Executives and past President of the Australian Society of Endodontology (Dentistry) SA Branch, and former SME Committee member of the Australia China Business Council. 

Caroline is a strong advocate for medical and healthcare research, women in business and diversity on boards. She often mentors young graduate professionals as a volunteer basis.